Allergen specific immunoglobulin E - serum
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5 mL blood in plain tube.
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Detection of specific IgE antibodies as an adjunct to allergy investigation where skin prick allergen testing is contraindicated, or unsuccessful, or when further interpretation is required.
A positive result to multiple aeroallergens indicates atopy.
In association with a suggestive clinical history, a positive result to a specific allergen supports a causative role for that allergen.
Ahlstedt S. Clin Exp Allergy 2002; 32(1): 11-16.